In this open letter, Dr. Chernof commends Governor-elect Gavin Newsom on his commitment to develop "a master plan for aging with dignity" in California. Dr. Chernof lists key areas that a master plan must address, such as incorporating strategies for older adults to live and age in the place they call home and providing pathways for older Californians to access affordable health care.
In this Perspectives, Dr. Chernof discusses our eighth annual California Summit on Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS), which focused on strategies to strengthen advocacy and raise our collective voices. He also reflects on the two California gubernatorial candidates' historic promise, if elected, to developing a master plan for aging.
In this Perspectives, Dr. Chernof discusses The SCAN Foundation's web-based tool to empower California's dual eligibles with a better understanding of their care choices, based on both their location and the medical and supportive services they care about the most.
In this Perspectives, Dr. Chernof discusses the complexity and cost burdens confronting older adults and family caregivers alike. Learn how public demand is driving innovators to generate real value in health care, and build a better health system.
Over the past several decades, health care costs have consumed an ever-greater percentage of U.S. spending. But for most Americans, higher health care spending has not translated into improved quality, particularly for those with complex medical or social needs. In this Perspectives, Dr. Chernof discusses the impact of the CHRONIC Care Act as a path to better care for older adults.
On June 27, 2018, Governor Brown signed California’s 2018-2019 budget. Read a summary of budget items impacting older adults and people with disabilities.